USC names Lexingtonian as outstanding woman of the year

April 2, 2012 by  

The University of South Carolina recently announced that its Outstanding Woman of the Year is a senior from Lexington, South Carolina, Christina Galardi. The University is more than likely using printing services for flyer printing and posters to make the public aware of this award and of the contributions that Galardi has made to the community.

The Outstanding Woman of the Year Award is given to an undergraduate who demonstrates high academic achievement, leadership, and service. According to a University release, Galardi has been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA, while leading the efforts of the Carolina Service Council to give back to the community.

Galardi is the Carolina Service Council’s president and has led various service activities that include the Martin Luther King Days of Service and a “Beautiful Lengths” ceremony, where 43 faculty, students and staff members from the University had their hair cut and proceeded to donate it to an organization providing cancer patients with free wigs.

Galardi considers the hair cutting ceremony to be one of her proudest accomplishments during her years at the University. She hopes to make the ceremony an annual event that can celebrate the women with cancer for who they truly are.

Academically, every semester Galardi has featured on the President’s List at the University of South Carolina and is a Carolina Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, and a winner of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship. She belongs to the South Carolina Honors College and majors in public relations. Last year, she was the Homecoming Queen for the University, which gave her an opportunity to represent the Carolina Service Council and showcase her engagements in the community.